Steven Fria is 14 years old who was born and raised in New York. He’s from one of the most dangerous neighborhood in the south Bronx called Mitchell Projects. His mother Ada Cintron gave birth to him at Saint Luke’s Hospital July, 22, 2002. He was an only child. He had no brothers or sisters.
As soon as Jackson started earning money, he supported his mother. Years later being drafted to the NBA, he was hesitant for the reason of his mother 's well being. Nonetheless, he joined the League thanks to his mother 's encouragement. Coach Anderson made sure Jackson got his regular practice. As time flew by,Jackson was winning games, but at the same time, his mother’s time also flew by.
Oscar de la Hoya was born February 4, 1973, into a very poor and tough neighborhood in East Los Angeles. Sometimes De la Hoya’s family didn’t have enough money for food. There were also lots of street gangs and drug dealers. His father decided to give him some boxing lessons to help adapt to the neighborhood he lived in. Boxing was very big in Oscar de la Hoya’s family.
Born February 29, 1956, to her 15 yr. old mother Diane, Aileen Carol (Pittman) Wuornos would go on to lead a troubled and trying existence. Abandoned by her mother to be raised by her grandparents, Wuornos and her older brother would be raised by a distant grandmother and an abusive alcoholic grandfather. Raised devoid of warmth and affection, Wuornos, who was subjected to sexual abuse at the hands of her grandfather and brother, would go on in her early years to use sex as a means to fit in with other youths and get money for beer and drugs (Blanco, J. I., n.d.) After an alleged rape, which resulted in a pregnancy, Wuornos was sent to a home for unwed mothers and forced to give the child up for adoption.
Gates was born in a single parent household. Like any other kid who grew up in the Ghetto, Gates grew up around drugs, alcohol and gangs. When Gates mom married his step-dad, Gates was never treated equal as his younger siblings. When Gates finally decided to follow the right path, was because of his Grandfather. It was in his Grandparents home
I am David Leon, I am 16, I grew up in Portland, Oregon I have a older brother and a younger sister. I live with my step-dad and my mom here in Charlotte, North Carolina I lived here pretty much all my life. During my life I went through terrible decision causing sadness toward my family. When I began middle school I was interested in gangs I knew people that are into those kind of things I began hanging out with them.
When she came out of jail, Charlie was 8 years old. Since then, the boy lived in a succession of "uncles", his home became a cheap hotel room, where Charlie often had to sit alone all day. Manson's mother, as well as the many men who, according to him, lived with her, cared a little about him. In Washington, Charles Manson first became a victim of homosexual rape, then he began to make such acts. Painfully feeling of uselessness, mental instability and emotional brokenness caused by a strong sense of inferiority in his relationship with his mother, caused his need to suppress any memories of her.
Later, I joined my middle school basketball team. I recall almost fainting a couple of times during basketball practice, but I kept believing that I can improve my health through intense physical activity. At the time, I had a mentality where I refuse to lose to my own body’s weakness. I believed that I could fight against my asthma and win. Yet, I still didn’t see any improvement in my health after a year had passed.
Just think a college basketball player working hard and the top of their team it all good on the court but outside of basketball they are struggling to get money. A starting freshmen in college was tacked so hard in football the he was paralyzed. A college basketball player has most his/her time practicing for basketball. Most college basketball players have to skip classes for basketball. College basketball player should be paid for these reasons they put their bodies at risk, they don’t have money, and they skip classes for basketball.
For many poor people the only way they can get out of poverty is through education. The movie “Homeless to Harvard: The Liz Murray Story,” based on Liz Murray’s experience of growing up with heroin addicted parents. Her parents would used their welfare money to buy heroine which Murray led to dropping out of school. She filled her mind with rubbish until one day her mom died which led Murray to pursue a better life since her mom died without changing her situation. At the age of 17 she was able to finish four years of high school work in two years.
38 it says that Walter had three full sisters Gertrude, Ethel, Imogene. Later in the story, Walter couldn’t do any activities that summer because he had his appendix removed. Also getting beatings came easily in their neighborhood. He got beat from parents that didn’t even know him.
This resulted in Sandra taking care of her siblings which now were four. Sandra was only eleven years old when she was forced to take the position of the caretaker of her siblings. At an early age she had to learn how to manage to feed and clothe her siblings with the assistance of food stamps and the welfare
LeBron Raymone James, son of Gloria Marie James and Anthony McClelland was born on December 30, 1984 in Akron, Ohio. At the time of James’ birth, his unwed mother, Gloria, was only 16 years old. She had a hard time raising the child on her own and kept shifting apartments across the neighborhoods of Akron in search of steady work, bouncing between retail and accounting jobs. She also battled personal problems during much of LeBron’s childhood, resulting in a much struggled life for both of them.
After the divorce, he and his mother remained in Rotterdam, Netherlands while his father chose to return to Brooklyn, New York in order to find a way to supplement himself financially. As a child, he witnessed his father 's arrest while visiting him in Brooklyn. His father later wrote a book, detailing the events that had occurred following his departure from Jason’s early life. Jason was raised in the city 's working-class west end, until the sixth grade.
My book is called Home Court it’s by Amar’e Stoudemire. Amar’e is the main character he is the one telling the story and they also call him STAT. Amar’e loves playing sports mostly basketball and skateboarding but, he also loves playing other sports. At the very beginning of the book, he was stressing out because he had a book report due soon and was also being pressured to play basketball. He didn’t really want to play basketball for a team because then, he would have no time for his other favorite sports or other things like homework, but he just didn't know how to tell his friends without letting them down.